Melbourne Girls Grammar is seeking an experienced and motivated Financial Controller to join our Business Services team on a part time basis (0.80 FTE). The Financial Controller works closely with the CFO to ensure that all financial, governance, legal, compliance, industrial relations and other business functions of the School are dealt with efficiently and appropriately and in accordance with the direction of the Principal, School Council, relevant stakeholders and any other applicable regulatory bodies.
The Financial Controller is responsible for assisting the CFO in overseeing the day-to-day operations, management, and administration of financial matters of the School. In fulfilling these responsibilities, the Financial Controller is assisted by the Business Services team.
This role is part of a job share with another part-time Financial Controller and requires diligent record-keeping, detailed communication and close collaboration.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Assisting the CFO with the strategic direction of the business function.
- Ensuring proper accounting in accordance with Australian accounting standards.
- Maintaining accounting records and internal controls at best practice levels.
- Preparing all monthly financial and associated management reports.
- Advising the CFO in relation to financial management of the School.
- Monitoring, coaching and assisting financial administrative staff.
- Managing and co-ordinating documentation and transactions to support financial statements and audit requirements.
- Assisting the CFO with required Government Reporting.
- Co-ordinating and managing the development of annual budgets in consultation with key stakeholders.
- Assisting the CFO in determining team resource requirements.
- Reviewing and approving weekly pay run.
- Assisting with the management of parent enquiries and problematic debtors.
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:
- Accounting tertiary qualification
- CA or CPA qualification
- Experience with a range of compliance and accountability measures
- Current Victorian (Employee) Working with Children’s Check
- Current Police Check (no more than 4 weeks old) or willingness to obtain.
Employment with Melbourne Girls Grammar is subject to school policies including the Child Safety Policy, Child Safety Code of Conduct and Child Safety Statement as listed below.
MGGS Statement of Commitment to Child Safety
- As MGGS staff, volunteers, contractors, and any other members of our school community involved in child-connected work, we are responsible for supporting and promoting the safety of children.
- We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment and protecting of all children / students in our care and adhering to our Child Safety Policy.
- We are committed to providing a child-safe and child-friendly environment, where children and young people are safe and feel safe and are able to actively participate in decisions that affect their lives.
- We have zero tolerance of child abuse and are committed to the protection of children from all forms of child abuse and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures. Our policies and procedures will provide the name and contact details of staff who have specific responsibilities in relation to child safety and who may receive reports of suspicion of child abuse. Child abuse includes sexual offences, grooming, physical violence, serious emotional or psychological harm, serious neglect and a child’s exposure to family violence.
- We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
- We are committed to preventing child abuse, identifying risks early and removing and reducing these risks.
- We have robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers.
- We are committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.
- We are committed to the emotional, physical and cultural safety of all children and to providing a safe environment for their learning.
- We are committed to promoting the cultural safety and participation of Indigenous children, young people and their families.
- We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.
How to Apply
Applicants must hold or prior to commencing employment, be willing to obtain a current and valid Victorian Working with Children’s Check (Employee Type).
Applications close: 9.00am Friday 26 August 2022.
Applications must include a covering letter, resume and a completed employment application form including the details of 3 referees.